These cute chow mein Birds Nest Cookies are so fun for Easter. They combine chocolate, butterscotch, and peanut butter topped with your favorite chocolate Easter eggs, for the perfect Easter treat.
These simple and adorable chow mein noodle birds nests cookies will be a perfect addition to your Easter festivities. They’re so cute, delicious, and the perfect no bake treat.
Whether you let your kids help you make these (just a fair warning they are a little messy and your children may end up with chocolate on all parts of their bodies) or you make them to impress everyone with these nests as part of your dessert ensemble.
These chow mein nests come together with just a few ingredients. I like the flavor combination of the chocolate, butterscotch and peanut butter, just like you get in scotcheroos. But if you’re not feeling that flavor combination you could definitely just do chocolate, or chocolate and peanut butter, or butterscotch, or whatever. Maybe even mix it up and do something totally radical like chocolate and mint.
These are really easy to make, albeit a little bit messy to arrange into nests. I arranged my nests on some parchment paper, but I’ve also heard that a muffin tin works well to keep the “sticks” all together. Whatever works for you.
How to Make Chow Mein Birds Nest Cookies?
To make these Birds Nest Cookies, you’ll need chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, creamy peanut butter, crunchy chow mein noodles, and chocolate candy eggs.
First you’ll melt together your chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and peanut butter in the microwave. Stir till the mixture is nice and smooth.
Then you’ll stir your chow mein noodles into the melted chocolate mixture. You can find chow mein noodles in the Asian section of any grocery store. They add the perfect crunch to these cookies.
Scoop your chocolate covered noodles in small groups onto a sheet of parchment paper. Shape them using your hands or a spoon into a nest, and then add 3 chocolate candy eggs on top for the bird eggs.
I like to use Cadbury Mini Eggs, but you could also use Whopped Robin Eggs, or even Jelly Beans if you want.
Allow the cookies to set before serving and then watch everyone gobble them up.
These are the easiest Easter treats ever, only 5 ingredients, and 5 minutes to make these darling Easter bird nests treats. These would be perfect to serve up at a Easter Egg Hunt, or for Easter dinner! And everyone will love them!
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Chow Mein Nests
- 1 cup butterscotch chips
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 6 oz chow mein noodles
- 48 cadbury mini eggs (or other egg shaped candy)
- Put the butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, and peanut butter in a medium sized bowl.
- Microwave for about 1 1/2 minutes.
- Stir everything together.
- If you need, microwave for additional 15 seconds at a time, stirring after until smooth and creamy.
- Pour your chow mein noodles into the bowl and stir to coat with the chocolate mixture.
- Line a baking sheet with a silicone liner or parchment paper.
- Scoop some of the chow mein mixture onto the parchment paper and carefully move the pieces to mold them into nest shapes.
- Place about 3 egg candies onto the nests.
- Place in fridge to harden quickly, or allow to harden on counter for a couple hours.
Chow Mein Bird Nest Cookies first posted on Aptil 17, 2014. Photos updated on April 8, 2019.
Are there any other noodles that you could use? I want to make these before i get to the grocery store. I have angel hair spaghetti but not sure if thats a good idea…
Hi! Sorry for the confusion, they’re more like crunchy unsweetened cookie sticks. They are already cooked, and bought in a can not like other noodles. (I know American Chinese restaurants serve “chow mein” as noodles, but they’re actually serving lo mein, and they are different things).
so yummy! we make them every year for Easter!
Super fun to make and 😋
So fun and yummy! Thanks!
We love making these! They are so delicious and easy too.
These are so cute and super tasty! I love the sweet and crunchy combo. We have to have at least one batch of bird’s nests or Easter just doesn’t seem complete!
I agree! Thank you!
Regan Stinger says
I made these as a Easter Eve desster and they turned out amazing. And were a party hit!!!
Yay Im so glad 🙂
Emily Green says
Does the chow mein noodles need to be cooked first before mixing in with the chocolate, etc?
Chow mein noodles are a crunchy noodle that does not need to be cooked. I think they are already cooked – to be honest I don’t know how they are made.
Aimee Berrett says
Sorry I just saw this, you’re going to buy the crunchy chow Mein that you don’t cook. Not the lo Mein noodles people often call chow Mein 🙂
Do you think these could be put in the freezer till a party? How long do they stay fresh in a ziplock bag?
I am not sure, I haven’t tried freezing them, but they should stay good in a ziplock for a few days at least
Patricia Larvin says
I just made them for Easter.
Becky @ Project Domestication says
So classic. And great photos. 🙂
Amber @ Dessert Now, Dinner Later! says
I love me some Easter nests!!! And the chocolate covered chow mein ones are my favorite!
We love these!! So darn cute!!!